Washington Wetland Centre

Take a break from the everyday. Enjoy stunning seasonal colours and magical wildlife experiences in a safe haven of wide open space this autumn.


Discover 100 acres of wetlands, including our Saline Lagoon – one of the UK’s rarest and most unique habitats. Get set for an autumn adventure and see wildlife on the move as winter migration begins.

Your wetland centre

Get closer to nature than ever at Washington

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there's plenty to see and do.

Dramatic displays

Watch flocks of black-tailed godwit, curlew and teal gather

Marvellous mammals

Meet our adorable otters and enjoy watching their cheeky antics

Adventure awaits

Crunch leaves underfoot, splash in puddles and turn sticks into play things

"Absolutely wonderful day out enjoying the wetlands, stretching our legs and soaking in all of the sights and sounds of nature. We felt completely safe from start to finish.”

- Washington visitor, via Facebook -

WWT is the charity that protects wetlands and wildlife

Your support, through visiting, membership or donation, is what makes this happen.

Thank you.